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Michael Hill

Michael Richard Hill

Monday, September 24th, 1951 - Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Obituary

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, brother and friend passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends after a long battle with Cancer.

Mike loved life and If asked how he was feeling, he’d always say “just peachy.” No matter how good, or how bad – the answer would always be the same. “Just Peachy.” Mike never complained, or had a bad word to say about anyone.

Mike spent most of his life in Provo and was very active in his faith and community. He held many positions in church, including bishop and on the high council. He served a mission in the Netherlands. In the wider community, he was the mayor of Provo in 1993 and was most recently named president the -elect at the Riverside Country Club.

A natural leader, Mike loved people. As an entrepreneur and businessman, he led numerous companies from inception to success and eventual sale. He was remarkable in his commitment to his colleagues and always led with a desire to do what was right by them.

Mike loved sports and was an avid golfer, playing almost every day, and making lifelong friends from those he met along the course. He played football at Provo High, where he graduated in 1969.

Mike was a keen traveler and among his most cherished trips were those with his kids and grandkids. He was a gifted photographer, who honed his talent while traveling the world with his much-loved wife Nancy. Mike’s Asian photographs were among his most inspiring.

Mike was born on September 24, 1951 in Murray, Utah to noted educators. His father, Richard (“Dick”) Hill taught and coached football at Provo High School for over 30 years. His mother, Donna Beth Steadman, was a teacher at Wasatch Elementary until her retirement in 1987.

Mike attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelors degree and MBA in accounting and business management. His first job was in Boise Idaho where he worked as an accountant. Mike eventually returned to Utah with his young family and continued working as an accountant before becoming a successful Entrepreneur.

To Mike, family was everything. He cherished his wife, children and grandchildren. From holiday shopping with his daughters, to close family time at Snowbird, to Disneyland Half Marathons, to golfing with his sons, he built loving memories and traditions. Loved by all, Mike was known as Papa to his grandkids.

Papa is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Nancy Mann Hill, whose marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard G. Hill, and nephew Ryan Hill. He is also survived by his mother Donna S. Hill, a brother Jeffrey (Sherrie) Hill, his children Candice (John) Snyder, Capri Hill, Jacob (Shilo) Hill, Charity Hill, Tawnya (Mark) Monson, Jared Smith, Jeremy (Christina) Smith, Ryan (Ashley) Smith, Kimble (Kara) Smith, and the devoted mother of his four children and former spouse, Karen Pinegar Smith. Papa was magical and ever-loving to his thirty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Papa was much loved and his thoughtful, sensitive presence will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 450 West 1800 South, Orem at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Ave, Provo, Tuesday, May 21, from 6-8 pm or at the church from 9:30am to 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at NelsonMortuary.com

In lieu of flower please give to the cancer charity, Five for the Fight. https://www.5forthefight.org/
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Nelson Family Mortuary
    Address
    4780 N. University Ave.
    PROVO, UT 84604
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    When
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
    Location
    Lakeview 6th Ward
    Address
    450 West 1800 South
    Orem, Utah 84058
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Lakeview 6th Ward
    Address
    450 West 1800 South
    Orem, Utah 84058
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  • Interment

    Location
    Eastlawn Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Provo, Utah 84604
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Ginnie Snyder

Posted at 07:28am
MY wife and I first met Mike when we moved to Spanish fork in 1977, and he and Duane Hutchings were our accountants, and
he was instrumental in helping our business grow. In 1986 I was involved in a serious accident and Mike spent many hours
at the hospital giving me words of encouragement and holding my hand. He made suggestion about investments and he always
showed the greatest of integrity and we consider Mike to be one of the best persons we have ever met. Sincerely, with love and respect, Paul and Ginnie Snyder
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Rossana

Posted at 07:25pm
It was truly an honor and a great pleasure to have met Mike and Nancy a few years ago. They became the adoptive loving nana and papa for our girls Maggie and Christy. My husband Jerry and I are so grateful for the love and time they have dedicated to our daughters. The amazing example of service, friendship and love cannot be forgotten. We loved Mike so very much and we'll miss him dearly. We feel peace in knowing that he is resting from the horrible afflictions of the deadly disease that took his life. Whenever we asked how he was feeling he would replied "peachy"! He was an amazing, kind soul, generous, humble and most loving Papa. We feel blessed to have known and shared the last few years with him. The memories of Mike will always live in our hearts.
With much love, the Timothy family.
KS

kevin sutterfield

Posted at 07:15pm
Nancy and family, So sorry for your loss. We were in shock when we learned of his death. He was a wonderful man, who cherished family, travel, golf and friends. He was kind, intelligent, considerate, generous and graceful. His golf swing was smooth and powerful like his life. As a young lawyer, I represented him and, as we grew older, we enjoyed many conversations over golf and lunch and competition. His fight with cancer was inspirational. He was positive and grateful for what he had received. He was a loyal friend, a dedicated member of his Church, and loved his entire family, his original and blended. He treated everyone with respect and spoke of his wife in honored and considerate terms. We will miss him at Riverside and Utah County has lost a great citizen. May God bless you with comfort, and long and eternal memories. Kevin Sutterfield
JA

jerry anderson

Posted at 10:09am
Mike, I will miss your wisdom, your kindness, your humor, your compassion and your courage. I truly miss you my friend.
Jerry Anderson

Shari Francom

Posted at 08:15am
It was an honor and a pleasure to know Mike for many years. He was the greatest tenant we have ever had the opportunity to work with. Our sincere condolences to his beautiful family. He will be truly missed by all. Norvest Investments: Shari Francom, Jake Francom and Michelle Francom Harness
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